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Halfway to the Sky

by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

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Outstanding young adult novel that superbly combines adventurous struggle against nature with familial conflict. Girls will like this book, as a young runaway decides to thru-hike the Appalachian Mountains, and then gets tracked down by Mom as a companion hiker. They try to sort out mother-daughter conflicts, and thankfully, it isn't all syrupy; there's culpability all around, and the girl doesn't even finish the trail...just like most hikers don't. Brubaker is masterful in her portrayal of teen rebellion, infatuation, and idealism. ( )
  sross008 | Sep 1, 2013 |
This book is about a girl who goes camping with her mom and she really wanted her older brother to come along, but he can't because he has a diese so he has to be in a wheelchair. The girls dad and mom got divorced. When the girls parents got divorced her dad got remarried and had a new baby boy. The girl was not very happy when she found out that her dad got remarried and her new stepmom was going to have a baby and the girl would have two moms and a new baby brother. She did not want a new brother. But you know what the girls new mom seemed really nice but the girl thought that her new mom was really mean but she was actually really nice. ( )
  hope123 | May 29, 2008 |
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Twelve-year-old Dani is running away from home, or what’s left of home anyway. Her older brother, who had muscular dystrophy, died a few months ago. Then her father left and her parents got divorced. Now home is just Dani and her sad, silent mother, and Dani’s got to get away. She plans to do something amazing, and go where her parents will never find her: she’s going to hike the whole Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine. The trail is a legend in her family, the place where her parents met, fell in love, and got married 14 years before.

Unfortunately for her master plan, her mother doesn’t have much trouble figuring out where Dani’s gone. Now it’s the two of them, hiking for as long as Dani can manage to persuade her mother to keep going. But Dani’s got an even longer emotional journey to make—and it’s one she and her mom need to make together.


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After her brother dies and her parents get a divorce, twelve-year-old Katahdin sets out to hike the whole Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine on her own.

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